Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
24'' Tall My family owns a half dozen of the vintage chess pieces purchased in the 90s. They paid between 1000 and 1750 for each. This reproduction of the 24 inch is currently under $160 at Blenko Glass. It is available in seabreeze and clover.
The Blenko Project welcomes new collector Dr.P from Texas.
We welcome volunteers. Contact us via email@example.com
Sunday, March 27, 2016
6" Tall holds 16 fl. oz.
Available in 8-10 colors most days.
The MINI water bottle is l/2 the size of the regular water bottle.
Much easier to display and perfect for morning OJ.
|Blenko Glass MINI water bottle - 16ox - Photo Blenko Glass|
Friday, March 25, 2016
8" Tall holds 36 fl. oz
Tangerine color varies from light to dark and no two pieces are alike. The Blenko Glass Water Bottle has always been a go to gift - in my gift closet. A few years ago - Blenko Glass began to do 'very nice things' with the water bottle - upgrading it - diamond optics, straight optics, extra spouts and the mini. Many new collectors report their first exposure to Blenko Glass was the Water Bottle.
This one ' The Tangerine diamond Optic is our current favorite.
* Warning - many FAKE Blenko Water bottles are available in box stores. Purchase your waterbottle from the Blenko Glass Company or a seller who knows Blenko.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
|Blenko Glass www.blenkoglass.com in Milton, W.Va. continues to offer the iconic water bottle with college logos. The two most popular are Marshall University ( green) and WVU ( cobalt blue). This is the perfect gift. College graduation, birthday, retirement. Everyone LOVES their college LOGO and NO ONE does glass like Blenko Glass. You'll want to place an order.|
|West Virginia University logo water bottle|
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Tell them about the West Virginia Glass history - glass making at one time was equal to coal production in West Virginia.
Blenko and other W.Va. Glass Companies are attempting to keep this tradition of hand crafted 'Made In West Virginia Glass tradition alive.
When I was a kiid ( some 25 + years ago) I loved going to Blenko to shop for unique gifts . I rarely had more than $5 per person in my budget -
Things have changed - but Blenko Glass continues to make items for $20 or less.
A very popular series is the CRITTERS - cats, frogs, puppy dogs, these are affordable and can be a stocking stuffer or a wonderful first collection of glass.
* This cat is available in several colors.
|Blenko Critter - Cat Blenko Glass Photo|
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
For most Americans its a day to wear green - Use Green Glass in your Decor, and of course to drink green beer.
Blenko makes the very BEST green glass.
Purchase now for your 2017 St Patty's Day Celebration.
Reader Ann U sent the following from wiki about St Patrick's Day.
Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Much of what is known about Saint Patrick comes from the Declaration, which was allegedly written by Patrick himself. It is believed that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. According to the Declaration, at the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland. It says that he spent six years there working as a shepherd and that during this time he "found God". The Declaration says that God told Patrick to flee to the coast, where a ship would be waiting to take him home. After making his way home, Patrick went on to become a priest.
pagan Irish to Christianity. The Declaration says that he spent many years evangelising in the northern half of Ireland and converted "thousands". Patrick's efforts to convert, subjugate, and drive off the Pagans (specifically the Celts) were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove "snakes" out of Ireland. (Ireland never had any snakes.)
Tradition holds that he died on 17 March and was buried at Downpatrick. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint.
Celebration and traditionsCelebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, (Irish traditional music sessions), and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. . Recently, landmarks have been lit up in green on St Patrick's Day. Christians also attend church services
Wearing of the greenOn St Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the "wearing of the green"). St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity This story first appears in writing in 1726, though it may be older.
The colour green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1640s, when the green harp flag was used by the Irish Catholic Confederation. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St Patrick's Day since at least the 1680s.
The wearing of the 'St Patrick's Day Cross' was also a popular custom in Ireland until the early 20th century. These were a Celtic Christian cross made of paper that was "covered with silk or ribbon of different colours, and a bunch or rosette of green silk.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Blenko Glass continues to produce the FIRE AND ICE Series - pictured here is a photo of the Fire and Ice Bowl.
If you don't own the Blenko Glass Fire and Ice series - this is a good time to start purchasing.
This series is heavy, color intense Blenko.
|Blenko Glass - Bowl in Fire and Ice|
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Hand-crafted in the shades of roses, this heart shaped 8" vase features a second heart outline on its embossed surface to create two hearts working as one. A timeless tribute and a true West Virginia treasure to be loved and cherished. Vase will only be available for a limited time, get yours before they are gone forever!
Folks we don't know the time limit for this vase - its not on the Blenko Glass website.
If you want this one - we suggest phoning Blenko Glass.
We hope Blenko keeps this vase in the line....its a great size for a single rose .... an I'm Sorry Gift?
Or an Anniversary Gift. Many times a large bouquet of flowers just doesn't seem correct. This mini bud vase will be an appropriate gift....for most any occasion
|Blenko 3515 M Mini Heart Bud Vase Photo and Copy from Blenko Glass|
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Reader Sweet Doc wrote to say: This year Blenko Glass has a series of GREEN GLASS that is marked 25% OFF IN HONOR OF ST PATTY'S DAY.
Check out the Blenko Glass website www.blenkoglass.com
|Blenko Glass Green - NOT a photo of available glass|
Monday, March 07, 2016
Sunday, March 06, 2016
|Blenko Glass FIRE and ICE - sloped shoulder Vase|
We've used FIRE AND ICE for weddings, for West Virginia University events. The colors are beautiful and this series is an example of the unique colors and shapes created by Blenko Glass.
The sloped should vase is my favorite in this line - we'll publish photos of the entire line.
These are available on line at BLENKO GLASS , If you don't own this series - may we suggest you add the FIRE AND ICE series to your collection.
Saturday, March 05, 2016
Thursday, March 03, 2016
The family spent over an hour watching glass being made - then more time shopping for gifts at the wonderful Blenko Glass Visitor 's Center Gift Shop.
If you are planning to trip to the East Coast - consider a stop in Milton. If you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org we'll provide you with a list of motels, camping grounds and good places to eat and shop.
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